Allen L. Rutz

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Offices Columbus
Phone 614.464.5644
Fax 614.719.5023

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Allen is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation practice group, with a focus on construction law, architect/engineer professional liability and products liability.

Allen is a professional engineer and former research project manager and draws upon that training and experience in managing litigation projects for clients with disputes involving scientific subject matters or technical specifications. In addition, he counsels engineering companies facing investigations and ethics charges by the Ohio Engineers and Surveyors Board.

Allen has broad experience in construction claims and disputes including AAA arbitrations; American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) contracts; construction warranties; delay and acceleration claims; design errors and omissions; differing site conditions; economic loss rule; liability limitations; the Ohio Fairness in Contracting Act; public records/open meeting Acts; change order disputes; and termination claims.

He has specialized knowledge in the areas of industrial and mechanical equipment; mechanical engineering; fire cause and origin (C&O); and gas appliances and venting.

Career highlights include:

Allen is a frequent lecturer on construction litigation and architect/engineer liability, and is an Adjunct Professor at Capital University Law School where he team-teaches products liability with Professor Stanton G. Darling II.

Allen received his J.D. summa cum laude from Capital University Law School where he was a member of the Order of the Curia, the Order of the Barrister, and the National Moot Court team.  Allen  was also a member of the Capital University Law Review.  He received his M.S from The Ohio State University, publishing his thesis on applying artificial intelligence methods to energy conservation. He received his B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Cincinnati where he was Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma.

Allen externed for the Honorable Alan E. Norris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

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